Living and eating on campus
This is the best place in Canada to live, and it's even better when you've got a great place to stay and good food to eat.
A place to call home
Living on a university campus is an experience unlike any other you'll have in your lifetime. More than 2,300 on-campus students create a close-knit community within UVic's larger university setting, and all of them walk less than 10 minutes to get from their bedroom to their classroom.
We take great pride in offering guaranteed accommodation to first year students coming directly from high school.
To get the most from your mind, it's a good idea to keep your stomach happy. There are 15 food venues on campus to fit any mood or appetite, including vegetarian restaurants, bistros, a pub and grocery store.If you'll be living on campus, the residence dining site can fill you in on their meal card plans.
Explore all of your options below, from Village Greens vegetarian/vegan restaurant to Cap's Deli Pizzeria and Bistro. See a map of dining locations on campus.
- What's cooking: Check out menus for the Residence Dining Room, Village Greens and the University Centre.
- Arts Place (Fine Arts Building)
- Bibliocafe (Library)
- Cadboro Commons Dining Room (Upper Commons) - full-menu cafeteria
- Caps Bistro Market (Lower Commons)
- Court Cafe (Fraser Building)
- Felicita's Pub (UVSS)
- Food Services at the SUB (UVSS)
- Intelligent Quisine Bistro (Graduate Student Club)
- Mac's (MacLaurin Building)
- Nibbles & Bytes Cafe (Engineering Lab Wing)
- SciCafe (Bob Wright Building)
- University Centre Cafeteria (University Centre) - full-menu cafeteria
- The University Club of Victoria (University Club)
- Village Greens (Lower Commons) - vegetarian restaurant
- Village Market (Lower Commons) - grab and go items and packaged foods
What makes campus living so interesting and meaningful is being entrenched in the total UVic experience. Nothing matches the opportunities for friendship, fun, convenience or involvement. Plus, your campus neighbours become a built-in peer support system.
Our team of trained residence life staff will guide you through the transition of living in a new community and coordinate special programs to help you learn more about yourself and connect with others.
Students with families have different needs than most students. That's why the UVic Family Centre, located in the Lam Family Housing complex, offers various resources and creates programs to assist students and their families adjust to the demands of balancing school work and an enriched family life.
Either on or off-campus, students can take comfort in knowing that they are in one of the safest cities in Canada. We believe in ensuring you feel supported and safe here, both inside and outside the classroom.
Help at UVic
- Campus Security Services
- Personal Safety Coordinator
- Anti-Violence Project
- Counselling Services
- Equity & Human Rights Office
- Health Services
- Interfaith Chaplaincy
- Student Transition Centre
- Oak Bay Police Department
- Saanich Police Department
- Resource Centre For Students With a Disability